EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Fire Insurance Map, Cairo, Egypt, Plate 5, 1905 (Raster Image)

Description
This layer is a georeferenced raster image of a map plate of a section of Cairo, Egypt from the Charles E. Goad map set entitled: Insurance plan of Cairo, Egypt, published March 1905. This image is of Plate 5, Tariff Districts A-B, Ezbekieh. Scale 1:600. Covers a portion of central Cairo. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Egypt Red Belt projected coordinate system. All map collar and inset information is also available as part of the raster image, including any inset maps, profiles, statistical tables, directories, text, illustrations, index maps, legends, or other information associated with the principal map. These large scale fire insurance maps typically include: building footprints, building construction material (frame, brick, plaster, stone), building heights, roof types, doors, windows, selected owner names, selected building functions, property boundaries, building street addresses, street names, railroads, water works, fire appliances, tariff district boundaries, socioeconomic status of building tenants, and more. Building construction material is shown by colored shading. The index plate of the map set includes an explanation of map features. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic fire insurance and land ownership atlases and map sets of various regions from the Harvard Map Collection. The selection of scanned atlases and maps sets represent a range of originators and ground condition dates.
Publisher
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Year
1905
Held by
Harvard
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